You’ve seen my 2017 resolutions post (maybe) but I thought I’d go into some more detail about my specific blog and youtube goals!
For reference, I started the blog on 1st August 2016 and Youtube (properly) on October 1st 2016!
I started off the year at 395 youtube subscribers and 355 wordpress followers (not including email subscribers) and by the end of 2017 I’d like to be on at least 1500 youtube subs and 1000 wordpress followers. I’d also like to grow my email subscriber number as well but I haven’t focused on that yet, so I’m not 100% sure what my goal will/should be. I will be making sure to do some research and update you on how to grow your email subscriber base (if I find out).
I began 2017 with just under 20k video views on youtube and over 16k hits on wordpress which I’m really proud of. By the end of 2017 I’d like 100k video views and 75k blog hits. Obviously as followers go up, views tend to ‘snowball’ a bit so it’s really difficult to estimate but I’d like at least those numbers. Again, I’ll be doing research on growing the number of blog visitors.
I’m not going to reveal my blogging income or adsense balance for obvious reasons but I would like to be earning regularly by the end of the year, where through affiliate links, sponsored content or advertising.
Obviously I’m always learning and growing and improving but I really want to make my blog more beautiful and more professional. I also want to be able to make better videos. Part of this is by buying a new camera, lighting and getting better at photography/editing. When I start posting five times a week on the blog (from March) I should be able to up my quality naturally as well, as I have slightly more time to focus on making each post.
Collabs are pretty crucial if you want to grow your blog/channel and become more active in the blogging and youtube community. Not only does it open you up to more followers from your collab partner’s following, but it shows you’re serious about what you do and want to connect with other people! I want to collab at least three times on youtube and wordpress this year.
I want to make the blog into a .com at some point in the year and also change the blog name before that. I’m currently looking through ideas… after I do that, I will probably create a blog post titled something like ‘how to host your own wordpress blog’ so I can help other bloggers wanting to take the same path as me. I also need to be more active on social media. I try to post at least once a day on both instagrams, facebook, twitter and snapchat but life often gets in the way.
So, those are my big goals for 2017. I do have mini goals each month which I write in my planner, so keep an eye out on youtube for videos where I show that. You can subscribe to me here! What are your blog goals this year?